Okuda

1995 UD9. Discovered 1995 Oct. 30 by Y. Shimizu and T. Urata at Nachi-Katsuura.

Named in honor of Toyozo Okuda (1908-1983), the fourth director of International Latitude Observatory at Mizusawa {see planet 7530)} and a former director of the Geographical Survey Institute of Japan. During his 1963-1976 tenure at Mizusawa he established a modern system of geophysical measurements of gravity and earth tides for research on the earth's rotation. (M 34624)

Name proposed by the second discoverer following a suggestion by K. Hurukawa. Citation prepared by K. Yokoyama.

0 0

Post a comment